A MAN is appealing for the return of his wedding ring which he believes was stolen from his gym locker in Uxbridge.
He is asking members of the public to look out for the 'distinctive' design of the white gold ring encrusted with diamonds, worth around £800.
David Hayes-MacLeod, 27, of Swan Road, West Drayton, has reported the theft to the police who are backing his calls for its safe return.
Mr Hayes-MacLeod, a primary school teacher, was a member of Fitness First gym in High Street, Uxbridge until he cancelled his membership last week following the alleged theft.
He said: "It was last Tuesday evening, I went to the gym after work, and after my workout discovered the ring was missing from my locker. I took it off because you are supposed to take off all jewellery prior to a workout. I'm really angry and disgusted, and cancelled my membership straight away as I believe it had been broken into, there is no other explanation."
Mr Hayes-MacLeod, who is in a civil partnership, said: "I have been to gyms in rough parts of Aberdeen and this has never happened, I am totally shocked, and the gym seemed totally uninterested.
"This is a huge personal blow to me as I have only been married since February. I received a phone call from the gym confirming that the locker had indeed been broken into and I had not left it unlocked, but this is where the buck seems to stop, they said they are sorry, but they are not prepared to compensate for their loss."
In an e-mail to Mr Hayes-MacLeod, Fitness First advised that items were placed in lockers at the users own risk.
Linda Travers, membership executive at Fitness First said: "The club's management have informed me that the details of the incident have been logged and we will of course do all we can to assist the Police with their enquiries. However, Fitness First do not accept liability for any loss or damage to personal belongings."
DS Eddie Leftwich of Hillingdon Police said: "This ring obviously has sentimental value for the victim. Should anyone be approached or be offered this ring should contact us."
If anyone has further information on this theft then please contact us on 0208 246 9316 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.